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On This Day in History:  February 11

February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 323 days remain until the end of the year (324 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack wins $150,000 lottery prize. Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is $150,000 richer after claiming a Powerball lottery prize Monday.
2019
NH Lottery considers legal action after U.S. Justice Department questions online sales. The New Hampshire Lottery is contemplating a lawsuit after the U.S. Justice Department deemed online lottery sales illegal.
2016
Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards. People can now use debit and credit cards to purchase Pennsylvania lottery tickets at nine Smoker's Express stores in the Harrisburg area as part of a new payment trial.
2015
$HALF-BILLION! Powerball raised again on monster sales. Less than 24 hours after lottery officials were forced to raise the Wednesday Powerball jackpot estimate, they have done it again — now to $500 million.
2013
Ornery dog leads to $1M lottery win. A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named "Stella."
2012
Ohio's interim lottery chief given official title. Dennis R. Berg has been named director of the Ohio Lottery, Gov. John Kasich announced on Friday.
2011
Retired firefighter is $122M Powerball lottery winner. Stephen Kirwan, a retired 68-year-old Greene County, New York, resident, was introduced this morning as the $122 million winner of the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing.
2011
N.Y. couple claims $48.8M Powerball lottery jackpot. A New Your couple plans on a new car and a vacation after taking home $16.4 million from the multi-state Powerball lottery.
2011
2 NY Powerball winners of $170M being introduced. New York Lottery officials say they'll present checks worth more than $170 million to two upstate New York winners of two recent Powerball drawings.
2011
N.M. acts to save Lottery scholarship fund. A lottery-financed college scholarship program is running out of money, and lawmakers are looking for a fix that won't hamper efforts to encourage young New Mexicans to attend universities and colleges in the state.
2011
S.C. Senate passes expanded gambling law. The South Carolina State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow charities, schools and churches to hold raffles legally.
2005
Special lottery for Indiana National Guard troops won't advance. An Indiana lawmaker expressed disappointment Thursday that her proposal for a special lottery to support the Indiana National Guard will not get a chance to advance in the state Senate.
2005
Delaware Lottery looking for $7.7 million winner. Delaware Lottery officials are pulling out all the stops to figure out who bought a $7.7 million winning Delaware Lotto ticket for the January 27th drawing.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $150 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball, increasing the Friday jackpot to $150 million, with a cash option of $89 million.
2004
Storeowners Receive Share Of Lottery Jackpot. The winners of last week's $85 million Powerball jackpot have yet to come forward, but the storeowners who sold the ticket received their share of the pot Tuesday.
2004
Lotto winner gives $1M to friend. Twenty years ago, buddies Funk and Michael Hawryshko promised each other that if one of them ever won the lottery, he'd give the other a million bucks.
2004
Tennessee Lottery Brings In $96.5 Million In First Three Weeks. Starting the Tennessee Lottery 21 days earlier than the original Feb. 10 target date has resulted in approximately $96.5 million in ticket sales in just three weeks, which means nearly $30 million for education programs in the state to date, Lottery officials said Tuesday.
2004
Bill created to clean up Colorado lottery. Concerned over an audit that found problems with the Colorado Lottery, lawmakers began work Tuesday on a bill that would require ethics training and criminal background checks of all lottery officials, including the governor's appointees.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$564.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2015
2.$336.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2012
3.$286.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2014
4.$285 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2017
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2006
6.$242 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2019
7.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2018
8.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2020
9.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2016
10.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
11.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
12.€151 Million
US$170.78 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
13.€138 Million
US$170.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
14.$153 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
15.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2004
15.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2008
17.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2003
18.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2014
19.€98.55 Million
US$121.68 Million
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2018
20.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 14, 2006
21.€104.3 Million
US$117.96 Million
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
22.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2007
23.€87.27 Million
US$92.86 Million
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2017
24.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2016
25.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 13, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Sunday, Feb 11, 1990
30 years old
1986
Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
34 years old
1981
Wednesday, Feb 11, 1981
39 years old
1979
Sunday, Feb 11, 1979
41 years old
1979
Sunday, Feb 11, 1979
41 years old
1978
Saturday, Feb 11, 1978
42 years old
1971
Thursday, Feb 11, 1971
49 years old
1967
Saturday, Feb 11, 1967
53 years old
1967
Saturday, Feb 11, 1967
53 years old
1964
Tuesday, Feb 11, 1964
56 years old
1961
Saturday, Feb 11, 1961
59 years old
1946
Monday, Feb 11, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.
2017
North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
2016
A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
2015
A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
2014
A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
2013
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.
2011
Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
2008
Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
2006
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
2001
A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
1999
Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.
1997
Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
1990
Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
1990
Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.
1981
Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
1979
The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1978
Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
1973
Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
1971
Cold War: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1964
Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1959
The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
1953
Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower denies all appeals for clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
1953
The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1943
World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
1939
A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in seven hours two minutes.
1938
BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
1937
The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.
1929
Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
1919
Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
1906
Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
1903
Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
1889
Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
1873
King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
1861
American Civil War: The United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
1858
Bernadette Soubirous's first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
1856
The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
1855
Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.
1843
Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
1840
Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
1826
University College London is founded as University of London.
1823
Carnival tragedy of 1823: About 110 boys are killed during a stampede at the Convent of the Minori Osservanti in Valletta, Malta.
1812
Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.
1808
Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
1794
First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
1790
The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.
1659
The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1626
Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to be the state religion of Ethiopia.
1534
Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1177
John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
244
Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
AD 55
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
660 BC
Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.

Births On This Day

1996
Jonathan Tah, German footballer
1993
Ben McLemore, American basketball player
1992
Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist
1992
Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist
1991
Georgia May Foote, English actress
1991
Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player
1990
Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer
1990
Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor
1990
Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress
1989
Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer
1988
Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player
1987
Luca Antonelli, Italian footballer
1987
José Callejón, Spanish footballer
1987
Juanmi Callejón, Spanish footballer
1987
Ebba Busch Thor, Swedish politician
1987
Brian Matusz, American baseball player
1987
Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater
1987
Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist
1986
Abu Omar al-Shishani, Georgian commander (d. 2016)
1986
Kees Luyckx, Dutch footballer
1985
William Beckett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Šárka Strachová, Czech skier
1984
Maarten Heisen, Dutch sprinter
1984
Marco Marcato, Italian cyclist
1984
Aubrey O'Day, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1984
Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
1982
Christian Maggio, Italian footballer
1982
Natalie Dormer, English actress
1982
Ľubomíra Kalinová, Slovak biathlete
1982
Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
1981
Kelly Rowland, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1979
Brandy Norwood, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1977
Ioannis Okkas, Cypriot footballer and manager
1977
Mike Shinoda, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1976
Tony Battie, American basketball player and sportscaster
1976
Peter Hayes, American singer and guitarist
1975
Andy Lally, American race car driver
1975
Callum Thorp, Australian cricketer
1975
Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player and coach
1974
D'Angelo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Nick Barmby, English footballer and manager
1974
Isaiah Mustafa, American football player and actor
1974
Jaroslav Špaček, Czech ice hockey player and coach
1974
Zain Verjee, Kenyan-Canadian journalist
1973
Hernandez, American wrestler and promoter
1973
Varg Vikernes, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
1972
Steve McManaman, English footballer
1972
Bernd Meier, German footballer and coach (d. 2012)
1971
Damian Lewis, English actor
1970
Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1969
Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer
1969
Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer
1969
John Salako, Nigerian-English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1968
Mo Willems, American author and illustrator
1967
Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
1967
Paul McLoone, Irish singer, former radio producer, radio presenter, and voice actor
1967
Ty Treadway, American actor and talk show host
1966
Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, French comedian, actor, and activist
1965
Vicki Wilson, Australian netball player and coach
1964
Adrian Hasler, Liechtensteiner police officer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
1964
Sarah Palin, American journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Alaska
1964
Ken Shamrock, American martial artist and wrestler
1963
José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer and manager
1962
Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician
1962
Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1962
Bestia Salvaje, Mexican wrestler (d. 2008)
1961
Carey Lowell, American model and actress
1960
Momus, Scottish-Japanese author, journalist, and songwriter
1960
Richard Mastracchio, American engineer and astronaut
1959
Deborah Meaden, English businesswoman
1959
Roberto Moreno, Brazilian race car driver
1959
Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, Iranian educator and politician, Iranian Minister of Health
1958
Pepu Hernández, Spanish professional basketball coach
1957
Tina Ambani, Indian actress
1957
Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer
1957
Mitchell Symons, English author and journalist
1956
Catherine Hickland, American actress
1956
Didier Lockwood, French violinist (Magma) (d. 2018)
1956
H.R., American punk rock singer-songwriter (Bad Brains)
1955
Warren Boland, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1954
Wesley Strick, American director and screenwriter
1953
Philip Anglim, American actor
1953
Jeb Bush, American banker and politician, 43rd Governor of Florida
1953
Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1951
Mike Leavitt, American politician, 14th Governor of Utah
1948
Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1948
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (d. 2014)
1947
Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan
1947
Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
1947
Derek Shulman, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer
1946
Pierre Curzi, Canadian actor, screenwriter, and politician
1946
Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1945
Burhan Ghalioun, Syrian academic and politician
1944
Mike Oxley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
1944
Joy Williams, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
1943
Joselito, Spanish singer and actor
1943
Serge Lama, French singer-songwriter
1943
Alan Rubin, American trumpet player (d. 2011)
1943
Stan Szelest, American keyboard player (d. 1991)
1942
Otis Clay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1941
Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian pianist and composer
1940
Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
1939
Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (d. 2014)
1938
Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2018)
1937
Ian Gow, British Member of Parliament who was assassinated by the IRA (d. 1990)
1937
Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1937
Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
1937
Phillip Walker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)
1936
Burt Reynolds, American actor and director (d. 2018)
1935
Gene Vincent, American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)
1934
Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)
1934
Tina Louise, American actress and singer
1934
Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 2017)
1934
Mary Quant, British fashion designer
1934
John Surtees, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2017)
1934
David Taylor, English veterinarian and television host (d. 2013)
1932
Dennis Skinner, English miner and politician
1930
Roy De Forest, American painter and academic (d. 2007)
1928
Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (d. 1995)
1927
Sinclair Stevens, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician (d. 2016)
1926
Paul Bocuse, French chef (d. 2018)
1926
Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)
1925
Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
1925
Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
1924
Budge Patty, American tennis player
1923
Antony Flew, English philosopher and academic (d. 2010)
1921
Lloyd Bentsen, American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
1921
Ottavio Missoni, Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (d. 2013)
1921
Edward Seidensticker, American scholar and translator (d. 2007)
1920
Farouk of Egypt (d. 1965)
1920
Daniel F. Galouye, American author (d. 1976)
1920
Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)
1920
Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author and translator (d. 1989)
1920
Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 1978)
1919
Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress, socialite and businesswoman (d. 1995)
1917
Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1915
Patrick Leigh Fermor, English soldier, author, and scholar (d. 2011)
1915
Richard Hamming, American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
1914
Matt Dennis, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
1914
Josh White, American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and activist (d. 1969)
1912
Rudolf Firkušný, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1994)
1909
Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
1909
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1908
Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1908
Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (d. 1999)
1904
Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
1902
Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed Aarhus City Hall and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (d. 1971)
1900
Ellen Broe, Danish nurse, pioneer in nursing education (d. 1994)
1900
Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)
1900
Jōsei Toda, Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)
1898
Leo Szilard, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 1964)
1897
Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (d.1954)
1891
J. W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
1881
Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (d. 1966)
1874
Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator (d. 1953)
1869
Helene Kröller-Müller, German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)
1869
Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and author (d. 1945)
1864
Louis Bouveault, French chemist (d. 1909)
1863
John F. Fitzgerald, American politician; Mayor of Boston (d. 1950)
1860
Rachilde, French author and playwright (d. 1953)
1855
Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (d. 1940)
1847
Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)
1845
Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 272nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1936)
1839
Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (d. 1903)
1833
Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
1830
Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)
1821
Auguste Mariette, French archaeologist and scholar (d. 1881)
1813
Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (d. 1865)
1812
Alexander H. Stephens, American lawyer and politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1883)
1805
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, American explorer (d. 1866)
1802
Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)
1800
Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and politician, invented the calotype (d. 1877)
1799
Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
1796
Giovanni Pacini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1867)
1776
Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek politician, 1st Governor of Greece (d. 1831)
1764
Joseph Chénier, French poet and playwright (d. 1811)
1755
Albert Christoph Dies, German composer and painter (d. 1822)
1708
Egidio Duni, Italian composer (d. 1775)
1657
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French poet and playwright (d. 1757)
1649
William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
1568
Honoré d'Urfé, French author and playwright (d. 1625)
1535
Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
1507
Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1569)
1466
Elizabeth of York (d. 1503)
1380
Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (d. 1459)
1261
Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1312)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)
2018
Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)
2018
Jan Maxwell, American stage and television actress (b. 1956)
2018
Qazi Wajid, Pakistani drama actor, writer and artist (b. 1930)
2017
Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)
2017
Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)
2016
Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)
2016
Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2015
Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)
2015
Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2015
Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)
2015
Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2014
Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
2014
Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)
2014
Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)
2013
Jim Boatwright, American basketball player and coach (b. 1952)
2013
Rick Huxley, English bass player (b. 1940)
2013
D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator (b. 1946)
2012
Siri Bjerke, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (b. 1958)
2012
Aharon Davidi, Israeli general (b. 1927)
2012
Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1963)
2011
Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
2010
Heward Grafftey, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)
2010
Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founder of his eponymous brand (b. 1969)
2009
Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)
2009
Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch-American physician and academic (b. 1911)
2008
Tom Lantos, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2008
Frank Piasecki, American engineer (b. 1919)
2006
Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2006
Ken Fletcher, Australian tennis player (b. 1940)
2006
Jackie Pallo, English wrestler and actor (b. 1926)
2005
Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
2004
Shirley Strickland, Australian runner and coach (b. 1925)
2002
Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
2002
Barry Foster, English actor (b. 1931)
2000
Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (b. 1922)
2000
Roger Vadim, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
1996
Kebby Musokotwane, Zambian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
1996
Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet and author (b. 1930)
1994
Neil Bonnett, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1946)
1994
Sorrell Booke, American lieutenant, actor, and director (b. 1930)
1994
William Conrad, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
1994
Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (b. 1924)
1994
Nicole Germain, Canadian actress and journalist (b. 1917)
1993
Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
1993
Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
1989
George O'Hanlon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1912)
1986
Frank Herbert, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
1986
Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
1985
Henry Hathaway, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1898)
1985
C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan academic, lawyer, and politician (b. 1895)
1982
Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)
1980
R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1888)
1978
James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (b. 1893)
1978
Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1977
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (b. 1905)
1977
Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
1976
Lee J. Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
1976
Alexander Lippisch, German pilot and engineer (b. 1894)
1975
Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)
1973
J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1969
Kosaburo Eto, Japanese nationalist and social activist (b. 1946)
1968
Howard Lindsay, American actor, director, producer, and playwright (b. 1888)
1968
Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician (b. 1916)
1967
Trần Tử Bình, Vietnamese general and diplomat (b. 1907)
1967
A. J. Muste, Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)
1963
John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
1963
Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1932)
1959
Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
1958
Ernest Jones, Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)
1949
Axel Munthe, Swedish doctor (b. 1857)
1948
Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1947
Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (b. 1884)
1942
Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian businessman and philanthropist, founded Bajaj Group (b. 1884)
1942
Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1889)
1940
John Buchan, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (b. 1875)
1940
Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (b. 1855)
1935
Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (b. 1866)
1931
Charles Algernon Parsons, English-Irish engineer, invented the steam turbine (b. 1854)
1923
Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (b. 1847)
1918
Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)
1917
Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1872)
1901
Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
1868
Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
1862
Elizabeth Siddal, English poet and model (b. 1829)
1829
Alexander Griboyedov, Russian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1795)
1795
Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (b. 1740)
1763
William Shenstone, English poet and gardener (b. 1714)
1755
Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist, playwright, and critic (b. 1675)
1650
René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1596)
1626
Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1552)
1503
Elizabeth of York (b. 1466)
1358
Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah, first Bahmani Sultan of Deccan
1324
Karl von Trier, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
1160
Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
1141
Hugh of Saint Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)
1127
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
824
Pope Paschal I
806
Emperor Shunzong of Tang (b. 761)
731
Pope Gregory II (b. 669)
641
Heraclius, Byzantine emperor (b. 575)
244
Gordian III, Roman emperor (b. 225)
AD 55
Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (b. 41)